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Formatting Formal Papers

The Modern Language Association (MLA) is the "referee" for all papers in the humanities. It establishes a set of rules and guidelines for formatting, citations and more.

Click here to access the The MLA Style Center. 

Click here to find the MLA's formatting guidelines.

MLA Heading (placed in the top left corner of the paper)

Student Name

Teacher Name

Course Name


The MLA does not have standards for the electronic submission of papers. Since we will use several different digital platforms as we work with our papers, please make the following changes to the MLA’s guidelines for formatting:

Font & Size    

Callibri Light

Size 11


Page Numbers

Do not number pages.

Placement of Works Cited Section

Place "Works Cited" section approximately six lines below the concluding paragraph.